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The Old Rectory Rated Best Hotel In The UK

A big thank you to all our guests who have taken the time to review us on Tripadvisor!

We are really delighted and proud of the fantastic reviews that have been written about us on Tripadvisor – this tremendous customer feedback has now placed us No 1 Hotel in the UK!

If you would liek to read our latest reviews, please visit www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism-g186216-United_Kingdom-Vacations


Fantastic Video Of The Coastline Around The Hotel

The BBC has produced a great series called Britain on a Bike and the first episode is about the coastline around the Hotel. There is some fantastic photography as well as interesting parts on the history of the Lynmouth floods and the history of our local beach, Woody Bay

Here is the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00t4lqf/Britain_by_Bike_North_Devon/


The Old Rectory Hotel Now Voted 3rd Best Hotel In England By The Customers!

We found out today that as a result of fantastic reviews from our customers, we have entered the Top 10 Best Rated Hotels in England at Number 3!  Have a look at www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism-g186217-England-Vacations


A Fantastic Customer Review!

We have had some lovely reviews on Tripadvisor - great customer feedback is the icing on the cake for us………… We were particularly touched by this one from some guests who stayed in May 2010!

The hotel is beautifully decorated, it is immaculate. The rooms are especially classy. The food is of a standard which far exceeds any other hotel outside of London – brilliant. The best value for money in a long time. We came back refreshed and inspired!

We are Travellers’ Choice Award Winners 2010 and are the 11th best hotel in the UK. You can read our reviews here: Trip Advisor


Time Out Magazine Guide Recommends The Old Rectory Hotel

We have been included in The TIme Out Magazine Guide to Devon & Cornwall for the first time – a guide which recommends the very best places to visit and stay in Devon & Cornwall to style conscuious people

This is what they say about the Hotel:

“The south west coast path lies at the end of the garden of this delightfull Georgian Rectory, which is flanked by National Trust owned land.

Its 8 bedrooms have glorious views over the sea or the garden and are furnished with rich fabrics and antiques. Flatscreen TV’s, wi-fi and White Company Products add to the air of understated luxury.

Candlelit 4 course dinners are available while the former stables have been converted into self catering cottages combining period features with modern comfort to great effect”


A Michelin Inspector Calls!

We had our Michelin Inspection this morning and are thrilled to have been classified as a 1 Red Pavillon in the 2010 guide!

This Red Pavillon denotes a “particulalry pleasant or restful establishment – the character of the building, its decor, the setting, the welcome and services provided all contribute to this special appeal”

Last year there were only 16 of these establishments in the whole of England! We are, of course, delighted!


The Icelandic Cloud Has A Positive Impact On Hotel Bookings!

We are pleased that we have been able to accommodate several “refugees” who have been unable to fly out of the country who have switched last minute to a holiday in Exmoor. This has been North Devon’s gain and Egypt, Lisbon and Italy’s loss – every “cloud” has a silver lining!